Mirror therapy improves hand function in subacute stroke: a randomized controlled trial.

  title={Mirror therapy improves hand function in subacute stroke: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={G{\"u}nes Yavuzer and Ruud W. Selles and Nebahat Sezer and Serap Tomruk S{\"u}tbeyaz and Johannes B. J. Bussmann and F{\"u}sun K{\"o}seoǧlu and Mesut Birol Atay and Henk J. Stam},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={89 3},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of mirror therapy on upper-extremity motor recovery, spasticity, and hand-related functioning of inpatients with subacute stroke. DESIGN Randomized, controlled, assessor-blinded, 4-week trial, with follow-up at 6 months. SETTING Rehabilitation education and research hospital. PARTICIPANTS A total of 40 inpatients with stroke (mean age, 63.2y), all within 12 months poststroke. INTERVENTIONS Thirty minutes of mirror therapy program a day consisting of… CONTINUE READING
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